Weekly Grace News AND vOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

Annual Church Conference:   Monday, November 19 at 7pm at Grace church. Members are invited to attend!! Plan to be there!


Member in Need of Winter Assistance!

We have had a request from a Grace Church member who lives in Lemoyne and who is asking for someone to shovel her driveway this winter. Anyone who would be able and willing to do this, please contact the church office at 717-763-7632.


Boy Scout Troop 55 Wreath Sale!!

Two types available: Decorated with a waterproof red ribbon, pine cones and berries for $30 and undecorated with a red ribbon for $27.  All wreaths made of Douglas Fir branches and 24" across.  Payment due at time of order.  Checks payable to "Troop 55".  Deadline for orders is Nov. 21.  To order, call church office at 717-763-7632.  Wreaths must be picked up on November 24 in the church parking lot between 10 am and 12 pm.  For additional information, contact Mike Gaffney, 717-975-2732 or Byron Ensor, 717-571-3437. 


Orders for Christmas Poinsettias will be taken again!

Help us beautify the sanctuary for Christmas! Cost is $10 for a 5-6 bloom plant. Deadline for ordering is November 29. Colors are Red, White and Marble. Ordering form is in the bulletin or you can email the Church office or call at 717-763-7632 and drop off your order and payment.


Advent Angel Tree:  It is time for our Christmas tradition of providing gifts for needy families at Washington Heights Elementary School.  The angels will be hung on the tree that is in the hallway outside the Sunday School Auditorium.  The back of each angel will have the information needed for each child, including an identification number.  When taking an angel, please list your name, phone number and identification number on the list that will be next to the tree.  Price range is $20-$30.  When returning your wrapped gift, please attach the angel to the outside of the package.  If clothing is purchased, please include the gift receipt in case the item needs to be exchanged.  Hats, scarves, mittens and socks will also be collected to hang on the tree.  Return all items no later than Wednesday, December 12.  

Thanks you for demonstrating your warm and loving spirit to those in need! 

- Outreach committee -


Giant, Weis and Karns Grocery Cards!!!

Did you know that when you purchase grocery cards here at Grace church, Grace will receive monies from these grocery stores for each card sold? Before you grocery shop, purchase a grocery card either at our church office or see Chick Zoll or Milt Gouse or Don Hill for your card on Sundays!! Giant cards are available in $20, $50 and $100 denominations and Weis and Karns cards are in $50 and $100 denominations. Use your Grace grocery cards to shop!


Computer Care: It is with deep regret that we need to announce that 2 of our computers are now on hospice care and in need of being replaced. We have several individuals who pledged some money towards this specific project. If you would like to assist, please let the church office know or tell a trustee. We have $1000 of the $2000 needed. Thank you!


Hurricane Assistance:

If you would like to assist financially towards hurricane relief and cleanup, UMCOR is responding to Hurricane Florence in the U.S. and Typhoon Mangkhut

(Ompong) in the Philippines. Please join them in prayer for the areas affected and consider a gift to UMCOR Disaster Response. You may make a check to Grace Church and put it in the offering plate or drop off at the church office, making sure that your check is earmarked for Umcor Hurricane Relief in the Notes section of your check. You may also write your check to UMCOR marking it for Hurricane Relief and mail it directly to UMCOR at United Methodist Committee on Relief, 458 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.


Bethesda Mission Clothing Drive Dropoff - January 6, and April 7, 2019

Please bring in gently used clothing and shoes for men, women and children and also used handbags. Two labeled collection bins will be located in the Sunday school auditorium. All items collected will then be gathered and taken to Bethesda Mission for their use. If you desire, you can also contribute new (never used) toiletries. For example - toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant, razors, etc. These would be gratefully accepted.


Sunday Breakfast Fellowship

We are seeking helpers for Sunday morning breakfasts. Breakfast is from 8 - 8:30 a.m. and also from 9:30 a.m. to the start of Sunday school. Helpers are asked to supply Donuts/and or baked goods, orange juice, milk and bananas, expenses for which are reimbursed! As a helper, your time is in the purchasing and the short time to set up and clean up. If you have ever been to our breakfast gatherings, you will realize what a special time that it is for gathering, sharing, talking and of course eating! Any questions contact Donna Wilkins or Thom Devlin.


COMMUNION STEWARD NEEDED TO SERVE HOMEBOUND MEMBERS:

If interested, please contact Stan Murphy at 732-3726.


COMMUNION STEWARDS NEEDED!

December 24 (Christmas eve. service). Contact the church office if you would like to help, 717-763-7632. Instructions will be provided.


USHERS NEEDED: Please consider volunteering as an usher for our worship services. Ushers are currently scheduled to serve 2 months per year. There is an immediate need for a Head Usher for the month of May. Responsibilities include handing out bulletins, collecting prayer requests and collecting offerings. If you can help, please contact Chick Zoll at 761-1842.